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Midwest Conference Superintendent: Request for Nominations

Greetings Covenanters,

As you are aware, Superintendent Tammy Swanson-Draheim was recently elected president of the Evangelical Covenant Church. This means the Midwest Conference (MWC) is entering the process to nominate the next superintendent.

Our superintendent sets the vision and pace for the conference. Working with leaders in the Covenant, the conference, and our local churches, the superintendent plays a key role that will impact all of us in the months and years to come.

As we look ahead to the 2023 Annual Ministry Celebration, it is our hope that we will be electing a new superintendent to continue our journey of faith and the ministry priorities of the MWC. While much has been accomplished, much remains. We have a solid foundation, but we must never rest as the “harvest is plenteous, but the laborers are few.” The MWC Executive Board is the search committee and has the responsibility to present one nominee to the Annual Meeting for election. We initiated this process at the October 1 meeting.

The committee is very aware that God has an ideal candidate in mind. It is our job to discern who that candidate is. We invite you into the process with us, through prayer and through your input. Specifically, we are soliciting nominations from throughout the Covenant.

If you would like to offer a nomination, please send your nomination and a brief statement of the reasons that underlie your nomination to nominations@midwestcovenant.org by 3 PM on November 1, 2022. Nominations and input will only be shared with the search committee and remain confidential.

Click here for the Superintendent Statement of Qualifications and here for selections of the MWC Constitution and Bylaws pertaining to the superintendent. Please take a moment to read through these qualifications and if you have any additional feedback or thoughts, please respond to the email provided above.

The search committee is committed to seeking the broadest variety of perspectives and to giving voice to every segment—and every individual —in the conference and throughout the Covenant. We urge you to get involved in this process by offering your responses now.

Thank you so very much for your help in this task.

Sincerely in Christ,

Jessica Springer
Chair, MWC Superintendent Search Committee

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